Last January, the seminal Roe v. Wade ruling that gave women across the US the right to abortion turned 44. This year, the occasion carries added meaning in light of the Trump administration’s antipathy toward a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body. Now I know most of our attention will be taken … Continue reading Remembering Maude 44 years after Roe v. Wade
Last night, soon after experiencing a strong urge to watch A&E’s addiction porn Intervention, I found myself absorbed in the heartbreaking struggle of a woman who consumed a litre of vodka each day. As this shell of a woman cried about losing her home, money, family, and health, I sat on the couch, thoroughly entertained … Continue reading I’ll have my Intervention with popcorn, thanks
“He looked and sounded fine—great, even” These are the words that a Paste editor used to describe Prince’s general disposition just a week before he was found dead in his Paisley Park complex, and hours before he had to be revived after his plane made an emergency landing. The article is an account of one … Continue reading Prince and the Invisibility of Addiction
Prince’s music has been available on all major streaming services since February 12th; today, his classic album Sign o' the Times turns 30. Regardless of how you feel about the artist formerly known as The Artist’s wishes being lowkey disregarded in his absence, this is a good chance to take a look at a genius’ extensive discography. This … Continue reading What’s your Prince horoscope?
A year on, my 85-year-old Oma is still reeling from the death of her husband. My mother tells me that she is unbearably lonely living in her large semi-rural house, often going days without speaking to another human being. I stand in the kitchen listening to my mother worry. My Oma calls her crying from … Continue reading How The Bachelor has made me a better feminist
Today I low key flipped out at spin class because I didn't like how the instructor adjusted my seat. Let's take a moment to let that sink in: I am so spoiled that I actually thought it was a problem that I experienced slight discomfort at my expensive fitness class that I can prioritize because I'm not busy … Continue reading Examining the dickishness of white women
If you get a group of women together in a room, chances are they will all have at least one story about a doctor who dismissed their concerns or made them feel stupid. I have certainly had no shortage of these experiences: the doctor who scoffed at me for requesting to be tested for STIs … Continue reading TEAM YOUNG LADY DOCTOR 4 LYFE
As Easter draws near, I must confront the age old question: should I buy my favourite Easter candy that almost certainly causes internal bleeding and gum disease? For the last few years, I laboured under the misconception that I was "too grown up" to purchase this aberration constructed entirely of sugar and something called carnauba … Continue reading THIS CANDY IS TEARING ME APART LISA!!!!
Click here to see a variation of this article, published in the Globe and Mail. At a recent corporate training session I attended for work, after the day's proceedings, one of our executives got onstage and playfully announced that the bar was now open, and, did he mention, the bar was now open? I joined my colleagues … Continue reading #letstalk about my mental health journey as a functional alcoholic